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Jumping spider on pomelo

Jumping spider on pomelo
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Copyright: Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1740 W: 71 N: 3675] (14660)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-01
Categories: Spiders
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon Macro 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Jumping spiders (Salticidae) of the world - part 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-06 13:28
Viewed: 3239
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi friends in TN,

Spiders are rather common around my place and I have never actually think about their varieties and ID until I joined TN. They come in many sizes, shape and colors and this one here was captured on pomelo's leaf. I would be grateful if someone out there will help me with the ID :-)

Thanks for viewing and have a very nice day.



Ahmet rosettus and cicindela have suggested that this is a Jumping spider. Thanks to you both!

Jumping spiders
Family Salticidae

Jumping spiders do not make webs to catch prey. They do use a silken retreat of thick, white, slightly viscid silk in crevices, under stones on the ground, under bark or on the foliage and plants.

jeanpaul, rousettus, eqshannon, CeltickRanger, ramthakur, siggi, trekks, Alex99 has marked this note useful
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Hi Jusni,
A very good macro of this spider.
I like the composition made, with the insect on the right place, lighting and colours got.
Good work and thanks for share.
My best regards,

Bonsoir Jusni
C'est une une belle reussite,j'aime les couleurs de cette araignée.bon DOF.
BG bien flou.
Bravo et au revoir...JP.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-01-06 15:42]

Hi Jusni,very nice point of view to show perfectly this little spider,perfect sharpness and colors,my best compliments,Luciano

Salam Jusni,
This is very beautiful spider. I dont know species, I can say only a beautiful Salticidae - Jumping Spider. Large eyes look very nice. Composition, colors and focus also very beautiful. Thanks for shairing. best regards my friend

What a unique lens Jusni. I had no such thing during all of my days with Nikon cameras...I feel somewhat the same as per spiders in my wilderness cabin..now gone of course due to it's sale:-)...but we slept within 50 feet of a black widow for weeks before I noticed it was a bit mad at me for tightening the pipes to my washing machine...then I saw it...I painted it:-) Seriously..I took a can of spray paint...it works..They slow down real quick until they almost numb out, then I bag it and toss it over the hillside into the ravine...I am certain they lived.we did same in the city in California...and they lived..well most of them but some a shorter life..and our lives were much better quality AS IS your image which is the point!

hello Jusni

excellent close-up photography oif the spider
shot with fine POV, DOF and framing,
excellent hard luminosity, excellent sharpness
and details, i love the insect's eye-contact with you,



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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-01-06 17:17]

Hi Jusni,
Very well composed image of this lovely jumping spiders which actually looks like going to jump from the screen. tfs.

Jumping Spiders are my favourites, Jusni. They look back at you with curious eyes while you are taking a picture.
This one too has good expressive eyes which you have captured well in this picture.
I know how small these spiders are, so it is a very good macro.
Thanks and wish you a Happy New Year!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-01-06 23:49]

Hello Jusni,
Nice shot of this tiny spider. Colors and details are clearly presented. Very well done.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Jusni !
Sorry for ID, but I can't help you - I know close to nothing about spiders ! :-) But it's indeed a beautiful one you ave captured here, I like her big eyes looking directly at you. The picture is nicely composed, with vivid colors. It looks a bit like our jumping spiders, so I guess it was a small one, must have been hard to capture. Very well done !

  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 103 W: 39 N: 11] (54)
  • [2009-01-07 1:50]

hello Jusni

Very nice sharp capture of the black jumping spider showing the web threads on the green leaf backdrop and a dark BG.

Surely I have never thought of shooting a spider around the house, although I have caught a big one at the village outing.

Looks like this marco lens is fit for this purpose but I understand it is DX and not FX-suitable.

tfs, bill


Great closeup of this jumping spider. I love these spiders but they are so hard to shoot. Never sit stil and always on the lookout with those big eyes. Perfect DOF with the whole spider in focus.


Hi Jusni,

A very nice image, you've managed to catch the little spider in a good pose, nice sharp details and good color. The large eyes do suggest a jumping spider of some kind.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-08 10:29]

Hi Jusni.
You have pictured a very attractive specimen with nice colouration. Once more I like great DOF and sharpness of all image. Its diagonal composition also is very impressive. Superb close-up. My compliments.

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